Why Buy Property in Balmain?

Why buy property in Balmain, Sydney? Well, picture this: charming 19th-century architecture, tree-lined streets, and a lively community spirit. Balmain offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern convenience, making it a property hot spot. With its proximity to Sydney’s CBD, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – a peaceful suburban retreat just a stone’s throw away from the bustling city centre. The dining scene here is a gastronomic adventure, with world-class eateries and cozy cafes on every corner. Plus, the waterfront views are a daily treat. So, if you’re looking for a blend of culture, convenience, and coastal beauty, Balmain is where your property dreams come true!

Balmain Key Demographics

Updated Quarterly. Sources Corelogic, and

Balmain Population


Average age

20 – 39 Years

Owner / Renter Ratio

59% / 41%

Family / Single Ratio

41% / 59%

Where Is Balmain Located in Sydney?

Balmain, a true gem of Sydney, is nestled just 4 kilometres west of the city’s bustling Central Business District. This inner-western suburb is like a secret garden, offering a unique blend of urban living and seaside charm. Bordering the stunning Sydney Harbor, Balmain boasts a picturesque waterfront, complete with parks and scenic walking trails. You’ll find it tucked between the equally trendy suburbs of Rozelle and Birchgrove, making it an ideal spot for those who want to be close to the action while enjoying a relaxed village vibe. With easy access to ferries and buses, getting to Balmain is a breeze. It’s Sydney’s best-kept secret, waiting to be explored!

Balmain Attractions & Transport

Nestled in the heart of Sydney, Balmain boasts a treasure trove of attractions and convenient transport options. This vibrant suburb is a paradise for foodies, with its eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs, and cafes lining Darling Street. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront at Ballast Point Park for stunning harbor views or explore the historic Cockatoo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When it comes to getting around, Balmain offers ferry services connecting you to Sydney’s CBD, making it a breezy and scenic commute. Additionally, there are frequent bus services and bike lanes for those who prefer to explore on two wheels. So whether you’re craving culinary delights or scenic adventures, Balmain has you covered!

Balmain Property Market Statistics

July 2022 – June 2023. Sources Corelogic, and

Median Weekly Rent

House $860/Unit $600

Rental Vacancy Rate


Boutique Balmain Bay Buyers Agent

House Hunters, operating under the astute leadership of Valeria Davis, is a duly licensed Real Estate Agent in both New South Wales and Queensland. With a remarkable history spanning more than twenty years in real estate acquisitions and sales, Valeria Davis seamlessly transitioned into her role as a property buyers agent to cater to the distinct needs of buyers in the Balmain area.

Professional Service & results Guaranteed!

Our primary objective is to comprehend your property needs, devise a strategic plan, and lead you through the entirety of the property acquisition journey. We maintain constant accessibility and throughout this process, ensuring our tailored expertise and advice in acquiring properties in Balmain and the surrounding suburbs of Sydney is readily available at any hour of the day.



We’re not happy unless you’re happy!

The Property Buying Process with House Hunters

Experienced And Reliable BALMAIN BUYERS AGENT

Initial Consultation

Free Online or In-Person Chat to determine whether we are the right fit to help you achieve your goals.

Strategy Session

Vital part of the process. Typically this takes a few hours to nut out a detailed brief and agree on next steps.

Property Search & Selection

We present to you properties within the brief for your consideration. We HUNT. You CHOOSE.

Due Diligence

Once desired property/ies have been identified we need to make sure it is viable and problem-free.
This includes pest and building inspections, initial architect or surveyor requirements and council checks.

Negotiation or Auction Bidding

We work out the best strategy depending on vendor motivation, time on market, supply and demand and numerous other factors.

Settlement & Beyond

We look after the process up to settlement and beyond. Occasionally there can be a hiccup with the vendor or with the process, and we are there to the end.

House Hunters Balmain Buyers Agent FAQ

A buyers agent is a licensed real estate professional who works for the buyer and represents their interests throughout the home buying process. A buyer’s agent focuses on finding the best property at the best price for their client. They help the buyer buy properties that meet their criteria and budget.

They have access to a multitude of tools and resources that help them source properties that are on the market, off-market, pre-market and post market.

They use their knowledge and expertise to search and source properties that match the buyer’s requirements. Once the buyer has selected a property, the buyer’s agent helps them in negotiating the price and other terms of the purchase. They help the buyer in preparing an offer and presenting it to the seller’s agent.

The buyer’s agent takes care of all the paperwork and ensures that the transaction goes smoothly. Another important role of a buyer’s agent is to provide guidance and advice to the buyer throughout the buying process.

They help the buyer in understanding the legal and financial aspects of the transaction and ensure that the buyer is making an informed decision. They also provide referrals to other professionals such as pest and building inspectors, mortgage lenders, and conveyancers/lawyers.

A buyer’s agent is an essential part of the home buying process. They work exclusively for the buyer and represent their interests throughout the transaction. They help the buyer in finding the right property, negotiate the price and other terms, and provide guidance and advice throughout the buying process.

If you are planning to buy a property, consider hiring a buyer’s agent to help you make the right decision.

Balmain, a suburb in Sydney’s inner-west, has a variety of schools catering to different levels of education. Here are some notable ones:

  1. Balmain Public School: Balmain Public School is a primary school located in the heart of Balmain. It offers education for students in Kindergarten through to Year 6.
  2. Rozelle Public School: While technically located in the neighboring suburb of Rozelle, Rozelle Public School is close to Balmain and serves the local community. It also offers primary education.
  3. Inner Sydney Montessori School: This is an independent school offering Montessori education from Preschool to Year 6. It’s located in the nearby suburb of Balmain East.
  4. St. Augustine’s College: A Catholic school for boys, St. Augustine’s College is also in the Balmain area. It provides education for students from Year 5 to Year 12.

Please keep in mind that the availability and details of schools can change over time, and new schools may have been established in the area since my last update. It’s always a good idea to check with local authorities or conduct an online search for the most up-to-date information on schools in Balmain, Sydney.

  • Flexible payment options.
  • 24/7/365 availability.
  • We simplify the process saving you time and money.
  • We do some or everything for you – your choice.
  • We can do all the due diligence for you.
  • We only work with two new buyers per month.
  • You are important to us and not a number.
  • We have access to pre/off/on and non market properties.
  • Service and satisfaction guaranteed.
  • Totally transparent at all times and not affiliated with selling agents so no conflict of interest.
  • We HUNT. You CHOOSE.


  • Initial Discovery Call to See if We Are the Right Fit for Each Other
  • Establishing and Agreement on the Client Requirements Brief
  • Sourcing of Properties and Presenting Options to the Client
  • Due Diligence to Mitigate Risk of Purchase
  • Establishing True Value of Property vs. Market Dynamics
  • Negotiating and Closing on the Property (Pre-Auction, Auction or Post-Auction)
  • We Can Assist with Recommending Mortgage Brokers, Conveyancers, Financial Planners and Accountants.
  • End to End Service from Idea to Settlement and Beyond.

We charge between 1-2% of the sale price. A partial service is 1% and a full service is 2%.

Because we only take on 1-2 new clients per Agent at any one time, we prefer to work with Clients who require the full service. That way we can do the best job from end to end.

In all cases, once budget is established we will agree on a fixed amount (within the above range) to reassure our client that the fee isn’t relative to the cost of the property purchased.

There is no such thing as an ‘off-market’ property. It’s either on the market or it’s not. All properties that are available for sale must have a CONTRACT OF SALE which by it’s inclusion means that the property is on the market.

The term really should be a ‘non-marketed’ property. Generally, a Vendor will choose this option for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. To maintain confidentiality of a high-value property.
  2. They have previously been on the market and don’t want to over-expose the property.
  3. They do not want tyre-kickers, time-wasters to enter their home.
  4. They feel they will get a better price from database buyers.
  5. They do not want to spend money on marketing dollars with their Agent.

Marketing to a database of buyers within the Agency is free and can be more targeted to the right type of buyer. A good buyers agent will be included in every database within their buying territory.

Buyers Agents may target properties that are not on the market through door knocking or direct contact methods to see if an owner may sell and then they would put their property on the market.

Make An Appointment With An Experienced Balmain Property Buyers Agent.

Obligation free.

Let’s see if House Hunters are the right fit for your property buying needs. Make an obligation free appointment online or in person. YOU CHOOSE. This chat is free of charge and we will impart invaluable knowledge to you to help you on your way to your next Balmain or surrounding suburbs of Sydney property purchase.  

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What Our Clients
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Here’s a few comments from happy buyers

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Great service and help from Valeria, she was always available and we felt we were in good hands all the way through.
Virginia D.

Mosman, Sydney

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My husband and I were surprised how efficient and simple the process was with Valeria. We’ve bought and sold many properties but this was the easiest ever. She did it all for us – if only she could help us pack and move now.
Jayne H.

Darlinghurst, Sydney

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Valeria helped us buy our first home which was a run down workers cottage, we will be renovating and flipping and will definitely use House Hunters for our next reno project.
Jordan S.

Edgecliff, Sydney

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Thank you Valeria and House Hunters! I’d been looking for over 2 years and they helped me buy a place within 3 weeks. Valeria is truly sincere about helping and spent a great deal of time searching for what I was looking for.
Martin G.

Neutral Bay, Sydney

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